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Animals You've Seen That Few Zoochatters Have Seen

Discussion in 'General Zoo Discussion' started by Hipporex, 18 Dec 2018.

  1. Chlidonias

    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    I've seen about fifteen of these ones.
     
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  2. Chlidonias

    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    Lots of American and African species here which aren't over on my side of the world, so I've only seen a sixth of these (22 species), but over half of that number I have seen in the wild.
     
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  3. ThylacineAlive

    ThylacineAlive Well-Known Member

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    Sticking to just wild sightings for birds

    Birds

    Northern Goshawk
    Zone-Tailed Hawk
    White-Tailed Kite
    Mississippi Kite
    Mexican Duck
    Black Scoter
    Surf Scoter
    Common Swift
    Buff-Bellied Hummingbird
    Common Pauraque
    California Condor
    Piping Plover
    Caspian Tern
    Western Gull
    Black-Legged Kittiwake
    Black Skimmer
    Roseate Tern
    Least Tern
    Sandwich Tern
    Upland Sandpiper
    Dunlin
    Purple Sandpiper
    Little Stint
    Least Sandpiper
    Marbled Godwit
    Arctic Skua
    Inca Dove
    Yellow-Billed Cuckoo
    Plain Chachalaca
    Red-Throated Loon
    American Purple Gallinule
    Eurasian Skylark
    Snow Bunting
    Pyrrhyloxia
    Painted Bunting
    Indigo Bunting
    Dickcissel
    American Treecreeper
    European Short-Toed Treecreeper
    California Scrub-Jay
    Mexican Jay
    Chihuahuan Raven
    House Martin
    Cliff Swallow
    Sand Martin
    Altamira Oriole
    Boat-Tailed Grackle
    Curve-Billed Thrasher
    Tree Pipit
    European Pied Flycatcher
    Black Redstart
    Whinchat
    Black-Crested Titmouse
    Bridled Titmouse
    Tropical Parula
    Iberian Sparrow
    Willow Warbler
    Black-Tailed Gnatcatcher
    Ruby-Crowned Kinglet
    Spotless Starling
    Cactus Wren
    Western Bluebird
    Eastern Bluebird
    Clay-Colored Thrush
    Vermilion Flycatcher
    Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher
    Bell's Vireo
    Yellow-Throated Vireo
    Little Blue Heron
    Reddish Heron
    Glossy Ibis
    Ladder-Backed Woodpecker
    Lesser Spotted Woodpecker
    Golden-Fronted Woodpecker
    Gila Woodpecker
    Iberian Green Woodpecker
    Western Grebe
    Crested Grebe
    Least Grebe
    Sooty Shearwater
    Black-Vented Shearwater
    Northern Fulmar
    Anhinga
    Neotropical Cormorant

    ~Thylo
     
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  4. Maguari

    Maguari Never could get the hang of Thursdays. Premium Member

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    We're gonna need a bigger sand bank...


    (Martin, methinks, rather than Marten :D )


    Your list is an intriguing mix of a few species I dream of seeing, quite a few species I've seen once or a few times, and quite a few others I see multiple times a year..! Common Swift are summer visitors, but there is a big population around me and I will probably see them pretty much daily for the months they are here without any special effort. :)
     
  5. Jambo

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    Nice list of Aussie natives @WhistlingKite24 . :) I got 14.
     
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  6. Great Argus

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    Not great but not terrible, clearly I need to see some more mammals! I stuck with wild sightings for birds like you did, though I will note I have seen California Condor, just not wild.
     
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  7. Rayane

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    Has anyone else seen a Island imperial pigeon - Ducula pistrinaria before?
     
  8. Jambo

    Jambo Well-Known Member

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    Awesome list. :) I got 16. :cool:

    11 out of the 16 species that I saw from your list, I saw in American zoos. Out of the 5 I saw in Australian Zoos, 3 were Aussie native species, and the other two were the Kodiak and Syrian Brown Bears, which I saw at the Taronga and Melbourne Zoos respectively.
     
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  9. birdsandbats

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    17, plus a couple more in captivity.
     
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  11. animal_expert01

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    Species I have seen in bold.
     
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  12. TeaLovingDave

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    Okay :p bold for seen, underlined if seen in wild.

    Common Opossum
    Tiger Quoll
    Feathertail Glider
    Striped Possum
    Sulawesi Bear Cuscus

    Southern Hairy-Nosed Wombat
    Cape Hartebeest
    Mountain Anoa
    Japanese Serow
    Spanish Ibex

    Royal Antelope
    Bay Duiker
    Maxwell's Duiker
    West African Bushbuck
    American Moose**
    Calamian Deer
    Bawean Deer
    Formosan Sika Deer
    Chinese Water Deer
    Coues's Deer**
    Siberian Musk-Deer
    Fin Whale**
    Short-Finned Pilot Whale
    Grey Whale**
    Black-Backed Jackal
    San Clemente Island Fox
    Corsac Fox
    Oncilla
    Slender Mongoose
    Brown Hyena
    Greater Grison
    Zorilla

    American Marten
    Beech Marten
    Short-Tailed Weasel

    Long-Tailed Weasel
    Black-Footed Ferret
    European Polecat
    Siberian Weasel

    Fisher
    Marbled Polecat
    African Palm-Civet

    Guadalupe Fur Seal
    Northern Elephant Seal**
    Harp Seal
    Spotted Seal
    Ringed Seal
    Ussuri Brown Bear (Hokkaido)
    Kodiak Bear
    Syrian Brown Bear
    Owston's Civet
    Feline Genet
    Haussa Genet

    Banded Civet
    Malayan Civet
    Mexican Free-Tailed Bat
    White-Winged Vampire Bat
    Southern Long-Nosed Bat
    Pale Spear-Nosed Bat
    Gambian Epauletted Bat
    Livingstone's Flying Fox
    Lyle's Flying Fox

    Little Golden-Mantled Flying Fox
    Little Red Flying Fox
    Ruwenzori Rousette
    Pallid Bat
    Little Brown Bat**
    Northern Short-Tailed Shrew**
    Eurasian Water Shrew
    Eastern Tree Hyrax
    Western Tree Hyrax

    Antelope Jackrabbit**
    Snowshoe Hare**
    European Mountain Hare
    New England Cottontail**
    Daurian Pika
    Sumatran Rhinoceros
    Chinese Pangolin
    Tree Pangolin
    Nancy Ma's Night-Monkey
    Three-Striped Night-Monkey
    Spix's Night-Monkey

    Guatemalan Howler Monkey
    White-Bellied Spider Monkey
    Peruvian Spider Monkey

    Wied's Marmoset
    Red-Mantled Saddle-Backed Tamarin
    Spix's Moustached Tamarin
    Lowe's Guenon

    Blue Monkey
    Common Mona Monkey
    Heck's Macaque
    Olive Baboon
    Guinea Baboon
    Sumatran Surili
    Red-Shanked Douc
    Tarai Grey Langur
    Fat-Tailed Dwarf Lemur
    Ganzhorn's Mouse Lemur
    Goodman's Mouse Lemur

    Eastern Hoolock
    Muller's Gibbon
    Grey-Headed Lemur
    Eastern Bamboo Lemur
    Greater Bamboo Lemur

    Red Slender Loris
    Bornean Elephant
    Ansell's Mole-Rat
    Northern Mountain Viscacha

    Woodland Vole**
    White-Footed Mouse**
    Alabama Beach Mouse
    Mexican Dwarf Porcupine
    Botta's Pocket Gopher**
    Asian Garden Dormouse
    Desert Pocket Mouse
    Tipton Kangaroo-Rat
    Ord's Kangaroo-Rat
    Hairy-Footed Gerbil
    Panay Bushy-Tailed Cloud Rat
    Southern Luzon Giant Cloud Rat
    Grandidier's Tufted-Tailed Rat

    White-Tailed Antelope Squirrel
    Plantain Squirrel
    Gunnison's Prairie Dog**
    Yellow-Bellied Marmot**
    Red-and-White Giant Flying Squirrel
    Franklin's Ground Squirrel**
    Abert's Squirrel**
    Arizona Grey Squirrel**
    Yucatan Squirrel
    Uinta Ground Squirrel
    Round-Tailed Ground Squirrel
     
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  13. Zoofan15

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    Nice, I see you’ve seen many of the species I saw on my last two trips to Australia - Southern cassowary and Platypus (North Queensland); and Humpback whale and Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin (Perth/Rottnest). :)
     
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  14. Jakub

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    78 out of Thylo's list:)
     
  15. FunkyGibbon

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    I think it would be interesting, and useful, if we could pin down exactly what this thread means. Most lists being posted seem a little too broad, with many people laying claim to quite a lot of the species therein.
    Possibly we could keep tabs on species claimed as seen by few, but subsequently revealed to be more commonly seen than thought?
     
  16. AmbikaFan

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    I had the great fortune of a surprise close-up encounter with Nola, SDSP's late northern white rhino. It was amazing to look her over closely and try to.commit every feature to memory, lest I never saw the species again. She was also at the very start of the infection on her rump, the one the resisted most treatment, so I was able to more-easily visualize and understand changes to the wound as they came about.

    I also saw the great Asian elephant Packy. When I was small, his historic birth made headlines for years, and I remember learning about him at NZP. To see this truly--and impressively tall--special bull after we had both grown up was really special.

    These are Baby-the-River-Dolphin moments for me.
     
  17. ThylacineAlive

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    This brings up a point, are the deer I've seen free-roaming on Whipsnade's grounds considered to be a wild living introduced population?

    Side note: While it doesn't make too much of a difference, the Uinta Ground Squirrels on my list were seen wild.

    ~Thylo
     
  18. Tim May

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    Whipsnade's free-ranging Chinese water deer and Reeves' muntjac are listed annually in Whipsnade's Animal Inventory so I would consider them as part of the animal collection (like the free-ranging mara and Bennett's wallaby) rather than as a wild living introduced population, although they have been there for many decades ever since the early days of Whipsnade.
     
  19. Great Argus

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    Golden-collared Manakin? Appears to only be held by San Diego and DWA, which while both heavily visited has the species been seen by most people visiting?
     
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    I've seen them at both :)

    ~Thylo
     
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